Since the days of Thomas Jefferson, various, individual Presidents have chosen to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. For much of the 19th century and early 2oth century, it was a matter intended less to honor Irish-Americans and more to seek the… Read More ›
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Presidents, the Irish & the Clinton St. Patrick’s Day Parties
Even if it took a century and a half, there were hopes to make the White House green from the start. Just two years after George Washington took his oath of office as the nation’s first chief executive, there was… Read More ›
What Were Those Leprechauns Thinking?
Whether or not flesh-and-blood Leprechauns really do exist in the woodlands of Ireland, they have cropped up in ceramic forms, populating gift shops in the United States ever since the 1960s, when St. Patrick’s Day started to become an annual… Read More ›
New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: An Important Early Image
New York’s famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade is perhaps one of the oldest traditions celebrating an aspect of American diversity, an annual event which dates back to 1762. By eighty years later, with the first wave of massive immigration of… Read More ›
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